Historic Meeting: Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un



Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un arrived at Russia’s border city of Khasan around 10:30 this morning local time.


by Melissa Hemingway, FPMag Senior Staff Writer


Mr. Kim will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time on Thursday in what is likely to be an historic change in direction for the DPRK. Mr. Kim is traveling on his private train.

The Kremlin has released statements saying the leaders will meet near the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok and talk about the Korean Peninsula nuclear issues among other things.

Relief from sanctions against North Korea will also be discussed and if Mr. Putin is able to make inroads towards ending the American-led attacks on the ordinary people of North Korea where millions of children are suffering deprivation and malnutrition, he will be saving countless lives.

Mr. Kim and Mr. Putin have much to talk about as shared-border neighbours. The meeting follows an epic diplomatic failure of Donald Trump last 27 February when Mr. Kim sent Trump packing. Read if you wish –>Trump Epic Fail: Kim Jong-un sends Donald Trump Packing

Kim Jong-un arrives at Khasan border crossing for meeting with Vkadimir Pitin three hours ago. Photo Credit: Kremlin.ru Kim Jong-un arrives at Khasan border crossing for meeting with Vladimir Putin three hours ago. Photo Credit: Kremlin.ru  Photo Art: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

Trump staggers through and absurd press conference after an epic fail at Top-Down Diplomacy. Photo Credit: YouTube Video Capture 27 February 2019, Trump staggers through an absurd press conference after an epic fail at Top-Down Diplomacy – Photo Credit: YouTube Video Capture

FPMag has covered the enduring humanitarian crisis in North Korea for years. Read if you wish, background articles starting from here: DPRK / North Korea.

A reminder of the humanitarian needs and priorities of the DPRK.

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The Toronto-based Civil Society women’s group RINJ Foundation is asking leaders to brief themselves on the crucial humanitarian needs and priorities of the DPRK.

Sharon Santiago of the RINJ Foundation women’s group says the women are urging the two leaders in open letters to address the desperate situation of millions of children and their families suffering malnutrition and the lack of sufficient medicines in North Korea.

“Whereas the DPRK department of health in Pyongyang has devoted extraordinary effort to assist as many as two million children in twice yearly visits with nutrition testing, counseling and remediation, its resources are limited because of the blockade of humanitarian supplies and medicines to the North Korean nation,” notes Santiago.